Targa Hat

Job type Test knit

Targa is a bold colourwork hat, designed to use up small amounts of yarn that might be left over from other projects. The aran-weight yarn and fun colourwork make for a really quick, satisfying project. The hat features a tubular cast-on and a small amount of ribbing for a neat edge, abstract colourwork, and crown decreases. It’s worked from the bottom up in the round.


Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2020-04-14
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Marina Skua
Spots available 6
Sizes required 1, 2, 3
Finished measurements

Finished circumference: 44.5 (50, 55.5) cm / 17.5 (19.5, 22)”
Height: 19 (20, 20.5) cm / 7.5 (7.75, 8)”


Gauge 18 sts x 22 rounds = 10 cm / 4"
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Knit, purl, yarn overs, slipped stitches, stranded colourwork, simple decreases

Construction type Bottom up, in the round
Yarn support There is a discount available for the recommended yarn!
Required or recommended yarn Marina Skua Shetland Aran: https://marinaskua.com/collections/aran-weight-yarn – substitutions welcome
Yardage MC1: 25 (30, 35) g or 40 (50, 60) m / 45 (55, 60) yd, MC2: 20 (25, 30) g or 35 (40, 50) m / 40 (45, 50) yd, CC: 10 (10, 15) g or 20 (20, 25) m / 25 (25, 30) yd
Tools required

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
4.5 mm / US 7 double-pointed needles or longer circular needle for magic loop, if desired (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or needle 1 size smaller than main needle)

Notions: Scrap yarn, stitch markers, darning needle for sewing in ends. 


Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • Knit to gauge (though for this hat I don't mind if you're our by a stitch or two, just remember it'll affect the size!)
  • Complete the hat by the deadline
  • Link a project to the pattern on Ravelry using the tester code provided
  • Add at least one clear photo showing the whole hat to the project on Ravelry
  • Not make any modifications without checking with me first
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Testers who complete all the requirements on time will receive:

  • One free copy of the final PDF of the pattern being tested
  • A choice of one free pattern from my Ravelry store
  • A single-use discount code for 20% off all products on www.marinaskua.com

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